Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:20am
Transportation funding is gearing up to be one of the crucial issues in the current state budget cycle, but it's not new. Lawmakers and governors have ignored repeated warning signs and put off the toughest decisions on roads, a cycle that began at least a decade ago.
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:25am
With state aid on the decline and tax rules keeping towns from raising more money locally, some municipal leaders are finding the only viable road maintenance option they have is turning pavement back into gravel.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8:50am
Heavy trucks are a huge contributor to the wear and tear of Wisconsin's highways, but as the state grapples with how to pay for infrastructure maintenance, policymakers have welcomed trucks with open arms.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8:00am
Elected officials often tout big-ticket highway projects as accomplishments, but a mixture of transportation funding woes and cost overruns have put them under more intense scrutiny in Wisconsin, with some officials arguing they aren't worth it.
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 10:50pm
Gas tax indexing – pegging the tax drivers pay at the pump to inflation – helped Wisconsin pay for road projects for two decades before it was scrapped. The revenue that's been lost since then contributed to the state's current road funding woes.